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hollyfield is live in pacifica on esplanade. >> reporter: we checked in on two spots daly city and here in pacifica. here residents aren't nervous they are so committed to this area they built in lovely space here they say the views are so wonderful, so incredible they are worth protecting. images from two years ago were unbelievable and for the -- forgetable. 50 feet of hillside disappeared two apartment buildings were condemned. as storms roll in officials say they aren't worried about a repeat. >> we haven't seen any advanced erosion or continued since we were here two years ago. >> reporter: 320 and 330 esplanade are still empty, costs have prevented owners from protecting these apartments. the building next door is still full of residents who love living here the owner has taken steps to stabilize the hillside. >> the work the people did in this area seems to have affect. >> reporter: new problem in daly city this hillside came down two weeks ago when a pipe broke. >> we were worried more mud will flow. look at the weather. >> reporter: city officials tell abc7 news they feel confi
for a while. >> in menlo park, rest denlts and business owners can get sandbags to get ready. the city provides the sand and bags but you'll need your own shovel. there we found a restaurant owner that has learned the hard way. >> it's supposed to go down to the streets but sometimes when it rains so much, it can't hold. it flooded the kitchen so this time around i'm going to be prepared. >> sneeze sandbags are available while they last. norcal's advice to make sure you are ready for a disaster is posted at abc7news.com. you'll find that helpful guide under see it on tv. >> several areas, they are taking new actions to protect themselves. >> neighbors in daly city is sleeping in shifts. >> amy hollyfield has more on that and action taken in pacifica where rain and sliding cliffs damaged two apartment buildings two years ago. >> this was unbelievable and unforgettable. 60 feet of hillside disappeared. two apartment buildings were condemned. as storms roll into the bay area officials say they aren't worried about a repeat performance. >> they haven't seen any advanced erosion or continue
their cities set up, a lot in the north bay, where people were gathering sandbags, preparing, putting them around their homes, we saw a lot of people clearing out gutters. people taking this storm seriously. >> bottom of the hill san rafael comes down the hill hard taking precautions. got a little flooded last year. >> reporter: people in downtown san anselmo are watching the storm carefully. downtown flooded in 2005. the downtown seems confident this year that things are going to be okay the creek looks low, people have sandbags, they are ready they cezanne anselmo is a tough town -- they say san anselmo is a tough down and will be fine. national weather service describes what is about to hit us as a river of rain, warning everyone to be ready and get prepared. we are in the north bay we'll be watching all morning. be sure and tune in throughout our newscast to get a sense of what it is like outside. amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >>> boat owners are being warned to make sure their vessels be properly moored. katie marzullo continues our coverage from pacifica. >> reporter: the rain just star
those drains, obviously. the city is looking for volunteers to pitch in to get that job done. now, crews in the north bay are also getting ready for the storms. abc7 news reporter cornell bernard is live from a sandbag station in san anselmo. folks there have needed the sandbags many times before. >> absolutely, dan. sandbag stations are open across the north bay tonight. and i have to tell you, not much sand left at this one here in san anselmo. people have been here all day getting ready for the rain. >> renee is not taking chances. he is filling sandbags. >> we are at the bought m to of the hill in san rafael. it comes down the hill hard. just taking precautions and got a little flooded last year. >> san anselmo is one of many cities providing the do it yourself sandbag station. joy this is our high water mark and -- >> this is our high water mark and in the store it was four and a half feet high. and it was not just water. it was mud. >> marty is uneasy about the approaching storms. in 2005 she lost everything in her downtown sannen sal mow store. -- sannen sal mow store. the photos
francisco's bernal heights neighborhood. its did he meigs shows the challenge the city is facing, not enough money to maintain them. >> reporter: the experts say trees like these in washington square park in san francisco should be pruned every three to five years. but because of budget constraints, san francisco is pushing for ten to 12 years. combined with rain can be a dangerous kings. >> it was a surprise but not a shock when this tree on the sidewalk gave way. she had been calling the city since may alert them the gentleman jess particular tree was dying and needed care. >> they are not very good about checking it on their own. as a homeowner i take responsibility to tell them to check the tree. it's one of 40,000 trees the city is responsible for. the department of public works it should have been reviewed. there are only three inspectors to do the job. because of a budget that has been chipped away as dramatically as this tree. >> we have a budget about $3-4 million for street maintenance in san francisco. there was study done just to maintain the trees we need about $25 million. that
and into the neighborhood. city crews tell us piles of large debris plugged up the culvert and the force of the flood water started washing away the earth between the culvert and the road. that's when the pavement collapsed on top of the utility lines. there could have been raw sue -- sewage running down the treat. >> it was a moving target. we saul the road had begun to dip, appeared to be failing. we called central sand. they were working on top of the failing road, and they worked very rapidly through the morning, and were able to get the line in before the road finally collapsed. reporter: this chest of drawers is among the debris that washed down the creek and plugged up the culvert. you can see logs, tree stumps and an assortment of garbage. the city still doesn't have an accurate read how many homes are affected but says the residents will probably by without water throughout the night. interestingly the same culvert was plugged and caused serious flooding in 1997. back livement you can see the hole in the ground. hey several utility crews out here trying to restore service and other crews are tryin
robberies are connected. >>> san francisco city hall could be filled with naked people again today when the board of supervisors is expected to give final approval to a city wide ban on nudity. the board voted 6-5 to give initial approval to the ordinance. they plan to do the same today. the legislation would amend the city's code to prohibit nudity and streets, plazas, sidewalks and other public spaces. more in a live report from terry mcsweeney in the income half hour. >>> we are keeping a close -- close eye own your commute to see if the muni subway can get back on schedule. >> this may not be the day to protest and -- you know what we're talking about. mike has more on the weather. >> nice visual there, thank you eric. >> yeah, thank you. >>> sprinkles sea ranch towards cloverdale be treatmented for that in the next 20 to 30 minutes in cloverdale. -- otherwise live doppler showing dry weather over the rest of us, cloud cover so it is mild this morning, warmer than it was yesterday morning, 40s and 50s out there upper 40s to low 50s, until you go san francisco 55, temperatures four
into law. deputies tried to move quickly to cover the protestors. there is a rule requiring clothes at city hall. when taking their off, three men, four women were tossed out. >> i am nudist butuqcdñ i prepae to have the freedom of being in the sexual revolution. >> the law will take affect in february unless a judge sides with the nudist who's say the ban violates their civil rights. there willo#z be permitted devents. but that doesn't satisfy the protestors. >> it teaches children that they should be ashamed of their bodies and adults they should ab shamed of their body autos supervisor scott weiner says his constituents were tired of seeing a group of naked guys every day. sow sponsors this citywide ordinance. >> i stand by this legislation. i'm happy to see it passed and to move on to other thing autos but that is not likely to happen right away. there is now a criminal charge against local blogger michael petrillis posting this picture of scott weiner in a bathroom preparing to brush his teeth. what he had tried to take was a picture of the supervisor again talls. the district attorne
the storm hits, they will need help clearing those drains, obviously. the city is looking for volunteers to pitch in to get that job done. now, crews in the north bay are also getting ready for the storms.abc7 news abc7 news reporter cornell bernard is live from a sandbaga. folks there have needed the sandbags many times before. >> absolutely, dan. sandbag stations are open across the north bay tonight. and i have to tell you, not much sand left at this one here in san anselmo. people have been here all day getting ready for the rain. >> renee is not taking chances. he is filling sandbags. >> we are at the bought m to of the hill in san rafael. it comes down the hill hard. just taking precautions and got a little flooded last year. >> san anselmo is one of many cities providing the do it yourself sandbag station. joy this is our high water mark and -- >> this is our high water mark and in the store it was four and a half feet high. and it was not just water. it was mud. >> marty is uneasy about the approaching storms. in 2005 she lost everything in her downtown sannen sal mow store. -- s
in santa cruz, santa clara county. moderate rain in fremont and gusty winds in union city. on the peninsula, a heavy downpour and winds have lightened up here. but still some light rain. the front has yet to move through san francisco. some heavier rain on the peninsula from woodside to 280 and flooding is happening in the santa cruz mountains. we are looking at rain rates of an inch an hour and another additional inch is forecasted. take a look at these current wind gusts. you can see where the front has moved through. it is breezy and dangerous out there. and throw 10:15 we will be looking at flooding imminent, and then beyond that the creeks and the streams will be draining into the rivers, and then we are looking at the rivers rising right on through midday. carolyn? >> it is a wild morning. thank you, low saw. both eastbound lanes of the richmond san rafael bridge remain blocked by an overturned big rig right now. the chp won't even think about moving it until the winds die down. abc7 news reporter nick smith is on the bridge to update this storm-related news. >> carolyn, this is the f
things piling up , you will have to go to the city and let them know there is a problem before it becomes critical. in this case it was a little late. >> back live and you can see they are excavating the chunks of pavement that collapsed into the hole. the city will be out here assessing the damage before they get to work replacing the entire culvert. again, the city manager says it could take quite some time. reporting live in lafayette, alan wang, abc news. >> thank you. >>> a portion of highway 1 flooded stranding cars. they were over the scene as the rescue truck pulled away. we caught up with one of the drivers, and she told us she was driving through the flood just fine until something happened. >> a truck came by and just completely washed me over. a huge wave of water came over the car and i couldn't see a thing and the car died. >> some nice people pulled kate's car to high ground and helped her get it started again. the water has receded enough to not pose a threat to drivers. >>> peter sent us this picture this morning via you report. he says some good samaritans rescued the dr
101 at third, partially blocking right lane you may see slow traffic heading into the city. let's look at the waze app, 101 through petaluma into novato spotters are reporting fog visibility could be affected. download this app to get around your commute, free on the apple app store and google play. >>> 6:02. breaking news near livermore two chp officers injured when their car flipped during a high speed chase this is altamont pass, the pursuit started 3:30 this morning near isabel avenue in livermore officers were chasing a speeding driver through a construction zone when they flipped. officers were taken to the hospital to be checked out. kira klapper will have more in a live report in a few minutes. >>> happening now we are waiting for the u.s. supreme court to reveal within the next hour whether it will weigh in on same-sex marriage. the court is expected to announce whether it will review the legality of prop 8. california's ban on same-sex marriage. the court may take up federal defense of marriage act which bars federal benefits to same-sex couples flash flood the court does rev
as is san bruno south san francisco daly city, colma towards burlingame that is going to continue to sink south over the next hour if you live near the dumbarton bridge or north you will get light to moderate rain and light rain in the south bay possibly moderate rain in the santa cruz mountains. over the past six hours russian river only quarter of an inch, santa rosa half an inch. petaluma a little more than a quarter. let's talk about temperatures dress for mid 50s to low 60s. mid 50s around the monterey bay. rain this morning, showers this afternoon. foggy spots the next couple of nights brighter and drier starting tomorrow. here's that wave we talked about yesterday, hooking up with the front slowing progress bringing us the higher intensity of rain during the morning commute, you can see noon the steadier rain moves east, scattered light showers will continue during the afternoon hours if you have outdoor plans be prepared overnight maybe a stray shower then tomorrow's morning commute all gone a little fog forming then partly sunny and dry thursday afternoon. rainfall amounts up to
way in the cascade canyon, a neighborhood outside the city limits of fairfax. the cabin caught fire last night by the time firefighters arrived, it was almost to the ground. an hour ago, a very emotionally distraught woman came to the scene demanding to get past the police barricade. >> no! i want to go to the house now, come with me. >> i need you to stay behind the firemen. >> talk to him, calm down. >> i'm the caregiver, i do hospice this is the son of my boss. why can't i go up there? >> i can have you pass this line. >> why? >> the woman says she is the estranged wife of the cabin's owner. police are talking with her now. >> came in 1:30, 2:00 last night they had troubl locating it conflicting reports about what was going on up here thought it was a transformer located the fire by the time they got here the fire was fully involved. >> reporter: the fire marshal says they are still in the process of removing the body, not identifying the victim. they are not sure of the cause of the fire. there had been a lot of power outages in marin this morning. a pg&e is work to restore powe
to give opponents a chance to be heard in federal court. they say a ban on being naked in city streets, sidewalks and plaz yaz violates their civil rights. >> this is just going that way, it's a crush to my generation. >> it's been a issue in the castro and elsewhere. and after two years, i am trying to avoid dealing with it. i felt, i had to deal witness. i stand by this legislation. i'm happy to see it pass. and to move on to other thing autos seven people detained one woman put in a van, taken into custody for resisting arest. let me tell but a little oddity here at city hall with this vote. the first tinl around a couple weeksing ayork waits 6.5, today, 7-4 looked like scott weiner picked up support but the supervisor says no. i was just distracted and i accidentally voted in favor of the ban. she asked for the vote retaken it was, again, 6-5 in favor of banning public nudity. >> this led to an arrest of a san francisco blogger who sent a picture of supervisor scott weiner in a bathroom and wrote about it in his blog. last week he was arrested and charged under a law design frod de
this is going to be this way for a while. city officials are looking for a permanent fix that might not come until spring. look at the mess on this street that they have to cleanup, the pavement piled up in front of this home. it is going to be a while until this neighborhood gets back to normal here's a good look at the hole in the daytime this happened 8:30 yesterday morning. not only created a huge hole, but snapped off a water service line, a water main and a sewage line this happened because there was too much in the creek it plugged up the culvert that sent the water gushing on to the street and eroded the soil this is causing a headache for residents. >> bottled water, just going to the bathroom. >> it may be the case we have to wait until we have dry weather before we can do a permanent fix. this road could be closed for some time. >> reporter: it could have been worse, raw sewage almost made night the creeks, crews were able to build a bypass just before the collapse. city officials are now begging residents to please, keep the creeks clear of garbage and when they do see garbage p
now, tail lights towards foster city, 13 to 14 minutes to get across the span either direction eastbound looking good too. southbound out of marin over the waldo through the rainbow tunnel waldo tunnel looking nice, no fog, no traffic coming into san francisco, a little bit of wet roads with isolated showers through marin. san leandro, accident with a truck, 26 foot truck plowed into parked cars at east 14th and 162nd avenue, amy hollyfield is headed there. new accident north 680 before 80 at cordelia junction car in center divide. >>> 6:03. san francisco list have a wanted federal parolee in custody after a standoff. police recognized the man yesterday on monterey boulevard. he took off and collided with a police car. the parolee's car was found after somebody phoned in a tip. police confirmed he was in a house on appleton avenue and set up a perimeter with the s.w.a.t. team, he surrendered. >>> live doppler tracking storm two being expected to arrive fully tonight sonoma county residents and businesses are getting ready nearly an inch of rain fell in downtown petaluma yesterd
city in our top story in just a moment. >>> and then the fiery prank that a tv studio that could have caused serious harm to this american magician. the frightening moment and the performer's condition. >> wow, looks bad. ooh. >>> this morning, less than a month now before the big federal fiscal cliff. and we have some details on a war of word between treasury secretary tim geithner and house speaker john boehner. we will also update you on where the negotiations stand. right now by all accounts it is deadlocked right now with the clock continuing to tick down. >> a little testy. a little heated there. >>> and later this half hour, this year's gift wrap champ is here with her expert advice. find out how to wrap the most difficult presents, including a guitar, a candle, which is always difficult around the holidays to give. hope you don't give jenny a candle. >> i will light her fire, but not giving her a candle. you like to wrap. did you learn anything? >> i am horrible at wrapping, but i wanted to learn and get better. so i actually learned some great tips. >> take it to the lovely l
for everyone else i am >> reporter: city leaders say it will be this way for sometime. >> this -- this will not be used until spring or summer. >> reporter: they spent last night and this morning focusing on getting people's utilities. when the road collapsed it is ver essential water and sewage lines. -- crews put temporary crews in place to get water to which worked. >> it was weak i wouldn't want to do that everyday but it was there >> reporter: next on the list to build a temporary storm drain then they will come up with a permanent solution which will take several months to come phraoeplt the thought of living with this giant hole is unnerving to some. >> a little terrifying. i know that people are working on it, i've got confidence in the city to take care of. >> reporter: others are looking at the positive this shortcut to downtown through their neighborhood has been severed. >> all the traffic comes through, nobody stops at the signs, dangerous for the kids. >> the good news is that everybody who list in the vicinity can still get to work or school by taking a
one direction or another. now, tonight at 6:00 we'll talk to neighbors and the city who are finding that the bright side, boy say of this. that will be tonight at 6:00. >> white house middle school will be reopening tomorrow after being closed today, the cause of damage in one building. four classrooms as well as library and administrative offices flooded yesterday when a culvert backed up. officials trying to determine whether they'll have to replace floors and cabinets in the building. >> a lot treefs have fallen in the storms because of the ground just oversaturated at this point. like this tree danging a mercedes-benz last week, they often damage anything and everything in their paths when they fall. tree crews have been aus fully busy haven't they? >> behind me, you can see an elm tree. you can take a look. how powerful this must have been as it was falling it picked up part of the sidewalk and fell on to this prius this, wasn't the only tree that fell here. i'm counting one, two, three, here on walnut street. this is san francisco vernal heights neighborhood where a fallen cyp
the hill. >> i know that people are working on it. i've gt confidence in this city to take care of it. >> the city estimates that the cost of the repair runs into the hundreds of thousands of dollars, but they're not worried about paying for it. unlike other cities, lafayette has a $5 million rainy day fund as its called and as city managers told us. yesterday qualifies as a rainy day. in lafayette, abc 7 news. >> this did thank you. near scott's valley would be closed sometime as well. you can see part of one lane has been washed away. this is a sparsely populated area but people who live here it's going to be inconvenient getting around this closure, officials should have a better idea how long this will take within the next few days. >> we're learning tonight 30,000 gallons of raw sewage spilled out of a man hole during the storm. the ross valley sanitary district blaimz it on a clogged sewer line. some 20,000 gallons washed in the local creeks and streams. >> students will be back in class tomorrow in a marin county middle school closed today because of storm damage. a building in
leandro and oakland up through berkeley and west toward daly city. a few light showers in the city through the san ramon valley and dublin. also hayward and union city, down through castro valley, 280. redwood city. as you head further south from sunnyvale down through cupertino, some very light rain showers. this will be the order of the day. the on and off light rain showers. santa cruz mountains, los gatos. into the afternoon light rain to just dry skies until later on. and that's when the last very strong system comes our way with heavy rain, gusty winds and the potential for flooding. katie. >> thank you, lisa. >> flood warnings are in effect for sonoma county as the water levels in several rivers and creeks continue to rise. we are live in petaluma where willowbrook creek is a good example. k. he ra. >> katie, two days ago willowbrook creek was completely empty. yesterday it filled almost to its limit. it's happening all over sonoma county. rivers and creeks filling either to their limits or unfortunately in some cases over their limits. one man tells us he watched the banks of the r
in the north coast, pushing into crescent city. this where is the leading edge of the cold front is. it has to swing south and we are doing for heavy around and wind tomorrow morning. this is the timing. 11:00 this evening, and tonight and early tomorrow morning, stormy conditions, 2:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m., that's when we'll look for very heavy rainfall, very strong winds to move into the north bay. 6:00 a.m. red indicating very heavy rain, from napa down towards san rafael. and you'll notice as we head to the 9:00 hour, into the 11:00 hour, this cold front moves towards the south, the rain pushes south. behind it we'll see clearing rapidly, and this is good news for the rest russian river, guerneville, because it looks as the some of the levels won't be as high as we anticipated. we'll check out the latest river flow stages forecast for those two rivers, plus other advisories for the bay area in the next 24 hours. >> ama: as league just mentioned, flooding is a big concern, especially along the napa river, sergio quintana is live in napa. sergio? reporter: well, the rains have already caused
into crescent city. this where is the leading edge of the cold front is. it has to swing south and we are doing for heavy around and wind tomorrow morning. this is the timing. 11:00 this evening, and tonight and early tomorrow morning, stormy conditions, 2:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m., that's when we'll look for very heavy rainfall, very strong winds to move into the north bay. 6:00 a.m. red indicating very heavy rain, from napa down towards san rafael. and you'll notice as we head to the 9:00 hour, into the 11:00 hour, this cold front moves towards the south, the rain pushes south. behind it we'll see clearing rapidly, and this is good news for the rest russian river, guerneville, because it looks as the some of the levels won't be as high as we anticipated. we'll check out the latest river flow stages forecast for those two rivers, plus other advisories for the bay area in the next 24 hours. >> ama: as league just mentioned, flooding is a big concern, especially along the napa river, sergio quintana is live in napa. sergio? reporter: well, the rains have already caused some problems around town near
here up from south san francisco, daly city, san bruno. pretty quiet in the south bay except for morgan hill and gilroy some shower activity. winds gusting to 49 miles an hour at sfo. a wind warning in effect. and oakland, 36 miles an hour. you can see all across the bay area, santa rosa from 41 miles an hour to san jose. we have the wind, we have the rain, we have a flash flood watch through the evening hours. so the heaviest rain will continue to sink to the south of us throughout the morning hours and the wind advisory is up through noon today. we are looking at south winds anywhere from 20 to 30 miles an hour and we are seeing the gusts already up to 50 miles an hour. so here we are on track to see the heaviest rain from the north bay into the central bay within the next hour. so stay with us. we will keep you updated. carolyn. >> thank you, lisa. with all that going on and this series of storms the rivers are rising throughout the bay area. there's a flat warning this morning for the napa river. that's where abc7 news reporter kera clapper joins us live. how is it looking so far? >
from san rafael, tiburon towards san francisco, daly city. heavier rains for the morning commute. it is going to get harder to get around over the next hour. >>> raining at the bay bridge, you bet. you can see headlights, light coming into the about now, wet conditions, no wind advisories, that's the nice news traveling into the city on the bridges or elsewhere skyline build "sig alert" issued, downed tree blocking both lanes, going to be a bit for calf trance gets that cleared. injury accident westbound 580 before lake shore, two right lanes blocked. >>> 5:01. with this latest storm crews are looking out for for waterlogged trees that could fall in larkspur many crews have been working nonstop since the weekend trying to protect homes. friday massive oak fell on a woman's home in ross splitting her roof in two, luckily she wasn't hurt but her home of 60 years suffered major damage. terry mcsweeney will have a live report from cortamadera with more storm watch coverage in 30 minutes. >>> similar scene in san mateo, the rain soaked soil proved to be too unstable to keep this tree
for everyone else. >> city leaders say it will be this way sometime. >> this will not be used until spring or summer. >> last night, and this morning focusing on getting people utilities up and running. the road collapsed, it receivered water and sewage lines. crews put tubes in place to get water to people which worked but at the patterson house that meant a compromised shower this morning it was weak. i won't want to do that every day, but waits there. >> next to build a temporary storm drain, then, they'll come up with a permanent solution. the thought of living with the giant hole is a bit unnerving to some. >> it's terrifying. i know people are working on it. i've got confidence in the city to take care of it. >> others looking at positive side. this short cut throughout the neighborhood has been receivered. >> traffic comes through here, nobody stops at stop signs. >> good news is that everybody who lives in this vicinity can get to work or school by taking just a short detour. >> city officials say they've known this was a problem and now, they're being forced to deal witness. they
area. wind gusts up to 54 miles per hour in the city. and outside, some of the higher terrain had 88-mile-per-hour gusts. >>> the truckee river will likely crest and flood by tomorrow. some of the heaviest flooding they've seen in more than a decade. finally, it's not just northern california and the pacific northwest. it's southern california that feel the high surf. some surfers could be happy. but could be dangerous. but it's something to note if you're going to the beach in southern california. let's look at what we expect for more rainfall coming up. redding, you're included. sacramento, just on the outside of it. the wind speeds will gust easily to 40-mile-per-hour-plus. 60 to 80 in the red area. and finally, high surf going to be an issue, all the way through the weekend. i'll have so much more coming up in your nation's weather. including, the end to hurricane season that's not ending, if you can believe it or not. dan? >> a nervous night in the northwest. ginger, thank you. >>> let's check the other headlines breaking overnight. as always, it's ron claiborne. >> two men are
'll start moving in. daly city and berkeley, piedmont, the claremont avenue area being hit with a good burst of rain, and towards oakley and brentwood, seeing moderate rain. these are cells moving around, and this is actually the warm sector. this is 7:00 tonight. this is the warm sector, the mod rain in the north bay. and a little break around midnight and by 3:00 a.m., this is storm number three. this is 5:00 a.m. heavy rain starting to move down into the north bay. 7:00 a.m., starts to move down to about the golden gate bridge, sfo. 9:00 a.m. heavy rainfall. now starting to move into the east bay. fairfield, concord. notice the clearing that takes place behind the very rapidly, at 11:00 a.m., and then moves on towards the south. of course the concerns up on the riffs and we'll look at those concerns in a bit. >> ama: in napa, the national weather service issued a flood warning for the napa river, a waterway prone to flooding, and the city's residents are hoping it's not a repeat of the devastating flood in 2005. >> the napa river looks calm now but that could change in a hurry tonight wit
and union city and the south bay. this will all continue to increase throughout the day. the first half of the day looking much, much different than the second half. carolyn. >> lisa, you are the key person this morning. thank you so much. big concern in the north bay is flooding, especially along creeks and rivers. abc7 news reporter kera clapper is live in napa where they are watching that river rise inch by inch. >> yes. inch by inch, carolyn, especially as the rain continues to fall. i've come to the realization this is my lot in life, to be put in situations where the rain is blowing horizontally at me all morning long. the wind is whipping through napa. we have a look at the river this morning whereas carolyn mentioned, flooding is a concern. it was expected that the river would surpass it's flood level about noon today. now that's changed. estimates go anywhere from 1:00 p.m. to between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. estimates are the water could rise and reach 25 to 27 feet. elsewhere here in napa you can see downtown. it is just soaked. the whole city is soaking wet. wind again a big
women don't fall into the categories yet, three cities are now said to have different rates than the average. researchers also found parts of contra costa, napa, solano, santa clara and san mateo counties had 10% to 20% higher rates. project relied on data from california cancer registry, looking at cases from 2000, to 2008. she was involved in the project. barlow says it could lead to further research. >> you know, we're in the district. >> rica lives in half moon bay, making the list of the area was higher rates. she was diagnosed six years ago. >> when woe see certain areas have risks it leads to us ask why? >> having a lot of breast tissue is associated with higher risk of breast cancer, dense breast tissue and a tumor appear white. so doctors have to notify women in whiting -- writing if they have high density. the law goes into affect april 1, 2013. dan? >> yes. thank you. >> coming up here next michael finney with the high tech gift that can't keep up with demands this holiday season. >> also, a sheriff goes back to school to tackle a serious subject. parents concerns over
up in the mission district. today, city workers broug in sandbags, to protect businesses and homes. the neighborhood is a former lagoon. rain water just runs down from neighborhoods and pools there. we talked with one person who says this is great. >> people get between seven to 10. and there is maybe a front door but when have you loading dock as cross the street which is a restaurant that is all open across. that goes three feet below street level. they need 35 dags -- 35 bags. >> the city has a plan owe keep the mission from flooding going forward. the rain is a problem in daily city. work crews trying to shore up a hillside that crumbled after a rupture. it let loose what,000 gallons of water and just unleashed a huge mudslide. crews have been out there replacing the soil that shifted. the hillside must be shored up. what is job one. >> the california emergency management agency reminds us this weather provides a good reason to make sure that we are ready for rainy season or a natural hazard. we're encouraged to have our kits stocked with items including radios and flashlights
during heavy rain and it is not the only one either. heather ishimaru is live in daly city where the flooding is a worry there as well. heather? >> reporter: dan, this is the daly city vet that was inundated by mud a couple weeks ago. here the slide covered the road. down on highway 1 cal trans is worried about the road itself sliding away. the coast can be as beautiful as it is treacherous. heavy rains called forecloser than usual monitoring -- for closer than usual monitoring of highway 1 that is prone to rock slides and worse. in 1995 and in 2006 the hillside separated from itself and it headed for the water below calling months long closures. the locals know rain can take away their north-south route between pacifica and monterra. >> i have seen that through earthquakes and i have seen it be closed for a year. i have seen everybody get rerouted up thine 2 and down 280. it wouldn't be the first time it has happened. >> cal trans is thinking about cleaning out the storm drain. a superintendent drives the highway every day for a visual inspection. and their electronic monitors a
out of of the south because of that we are starting out middle 50 redwood city 57 san jose as well as the coast and downtown we are looking at temperatures today to stay on the mild side this is a system coming from the pacific that will allow for temperatures to stay in the 60s. heaviest rain will be in the north and then by the late afternoon into the evening commute, it -- 63 downtown, 65 in livermore today, heaviest rain through the overnight hours, into your friday morning commute then the biggest system, latter part of the weekend with that one we are concerned about flooding perhaps in the north bay. let's look at our morning commute with sue hall. >>> good morning. so far, so good. we are at the golden gate bridge live shot crews picking up lanes and reconfiguring. roadwork on north end of the span because of those crews looks like they are wrapping up now no delays here, smooth sailing over the waldo past spencer and rodeo drive, "sig alert" in the napa area 121 at highway 128, two-lane highway blocking northbound, a driver swerved to avoid a deer and flipped his car. nort
level between now and 6:00. however, no flooding is expected in the city of napa. officials and residents are crediting a flood project that is still underway. the sign says flooded, and the vons memorial park was supposed to be closed to the public at a precaution, but that didn't stop people from bellying up to the railing to see the swollen napa river for themselves. it's big, the river project seems to be working. i was a big skeptic, but i think it's doing its job. reporter: upstream, about five miles north of town, some residents were no so leisurely as they watched the current rise. kohl is where the napa river is expected to go a foot aboveed in stage. >> could get wet on the property. i 1/2 natural drainage that runs threw the vineyards and the creek. hopefully i'll stay dry. >> in rutherford we found portions of vineyard underwater. erosion is a concern for grape growers. along main treat in downtown napa, sandbags were ready for duty but were not needed. >> so far there's been nothing. we came in this morning and the owner said, you can move them. so. that's what
and through parts of the city. [ sirens ] >> the chp in oakland took over the slow speed chase on northbound 880 when the driver without headlights refused to stop in san jose. others put out spike strips force ago that vehicle to stop the driver was arrested -- and faces charges. >>> an hour later the highway patrol was called to a driver going the wrong way on 98th avenue in oakland. the driver refused to pull over. chase through east oakland ended near 92nd avenue and c street when two got out and ran officers caught one. the car was stolen. >> 4:31. let's look at forecast. what is next? >> hopefully, no damage at your house? >> no, just my pride, my dog got out had to chase her while she was laughing at me. >> what is it looking like out there? >> looking dry. there's live doppler, good news for the morning commute, the fact that we just had mainly cloudy conditions outside this morning. 10 to 20° cooler than yesterday, a lot in the 30s and 40s, by the around in the upper 50s with3c÷ a light breee at the coast, dry today around the bay low to mid 60s, low to mid 60s inland, no rain, w
or rain this morning. mainly in oregon and eureka and crescent city now. impressive shield of clouds coming our way that's why i think we'll see the sprinkles become more light rain in the north bay noon, rain steady north bay 4:00, starting to head into the heart of the bay, it will be in most of the bay by 7:00. temperatures starting off around 50, hang out in the mid uper 50s at noon, near 60 by 4:00, back to the 50s by 7:00. tomorrow the rain will be steady in the morning, tomorrow's morning commute will be the one most affected by the wet weather. scattered showers wednesday afternoon. drier pattern thursday hangs around through at least friday >>> so far, so good many san jose 87 northbound past hp pavilion, you can see traffic moving at the limit light dry roads no problems northbound through san jose 80 westbound past golden gate fields and university avenue into the berkeley curve, emeryville and the macarthur maze is at the limit. a little busier, i don't see stalls or accidents or slowing for your 80 east shore commute. good news for mass transit, muni back on track, all p
mitigating potential hazards. >> reporter: one arborists returned from new york city where he been working on the mess left by superstorm sandy. he's been out here for a few days dealing with the problems, he's going back to new york city today because the cleanup continues back there. in the bay area, water coming up here, trees coming down, 900 people without power in san rafael. that's the story so far the heaviest rain still on the way. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> crews in the santa cruz mountains hope to have one lane open on vine hill road today. a section of that road collapsed. vine hill road is an escape route for santa cruz in case of an emergency he advantage . fixing the road will take one month. -- >>> in san francisco the department of public works preparing for more rain. crews answered 40 calls to clear trees and branches from the streets during last sunday's storm. they've been checking out vulnerable trees. dpw is offering free sandbags. stay with abc7 news for continuing storm watch coverage, you can track the storm any time with live doppler 7 hd at abc7news.com. if
are helping the city weather storm drains in the neighborhood. it's part of an adopt a thought program. keeping storm drains clear of debris helps the city focus on critical storm-related problems such as downed trees. one volunteer says she got involved because drains in the neighborhood were in bad shape. >> they need to be cleaned. and people are just dumping trash here, they're just flowing to the side. >> we had to get involved. in harin county this is what it looked like at mount tamalpais this morning just before noon. you can see strong winds, and plenty of rain. abc 7 news continues a storm coverage live in mill valley tonight. >> i will tell you it's coming down hard, dan. it was very windy as well. of course, ground right now is saturated and that is not a good thing given the fact there are more storms approaching. falling leaves block this storm drain. a crew working in heavy rains to clear it this, is a a.voided major flooding in an area known for heavy traffic. the high tides came around 10:00 flooding the park and ride lot in mill valley. signs warned drivers of other f
. >>> but we'll start in kansas city where the linebacker jovan belcher was supposed to take the field for the chiefs, but that's not going to happen. police said that he killed his girlfriend on saturday. and then killed himself in front of his coach. caught in the middle here the most innocent conceivable victim, the couple's 3-month-old baby girl. abc's john schriffen is inside arrowhead stadium where today's game will still be played. >> reporter: dan, good morning. this morning, we're learning more about what may have happened in the hours leading up to this tragedy. according to the kansas city star, it all started 1:00 saturday morning when belcher's girlfriend got home late from a concert that she attended with friends. well, tragically, it ended seven hours later. when belcher shot her several times, and he then drove to the chiefs stadium where he then took his own life. this morning, investigators are trying to figure out why nfl linebacker jovan belcher killed his 22-year-old girlfriend and then took his own life. >> we heard that they had been arguing in the past. as far a
income familis. the mta board al yot heo indicated so children of the families can ride muni free. city hall rerupted with celebration the moment of board approved a funding. the money is a portion of an over all $6.7 million grant from the commission with it, 40,000 children of low income families will be able to ride free of charge during a 16 month pilot program between march, 2013 and july, 2014. this, opponents say the grant should have gone towards improving the system. others say it's a win, win, that has $5.1 million will fund fixing the oldest fleet in america giving children an opportunity they otherwise might not have had. >> a lot of folks go every day to school with this. they don't have enough money to pay for the bus. >> they must live 200% below poverty line in order to qualify. reporting from city hall, abc 7 news. >> an fran is a signature away from banning public nudity. the board voting 7-4. protestors tried to interrupt by ripping off clongz.8 officers are ready with towels. the ban just needs the mayor's signature to become law, next year. offenders will face poss
in kansas city. and on this sunday, a team took a moment to remember a family in extraordinary pain. jovan belcher was a linebacker for the kansas city chiefs, got there on his own, he wasn't drafted. recently celebrating his first child, a baby girl. this weekend, tragedy. belcher killing his girlfriend and killing himself at the stadium in friend of his coach and general manager. sorrow on the field today. the teammates leading the fans in a moment of silence. and some questions for the coach. were there any signs this was coming? john schriffen in kansas city tonight. >> reporter: with heavy hearts, the players took the field one day after teammate jovan belcher killed his girlfriend before taking his own life outside the stadium. >> it's tough. you miss him. he was a great guy. a great teammate who loved his family. and my heart goes out to them. our prayers are with them. >> reporter: as part of a pregame ceremony, they observed a moment of silence for victims of domestic abuse. after running back peyton hillis scored the game's first touchdown, he ran over to coach romeo crennel to g
prompted a debate about gun control. abc's john schriffen. >> reporter: relatives of kansas city chiefs linebacker jovan belcher speaking out today trying to make sense of this tragedy. >> we are overwhelmed with both sadness and confusion. >> reporter: belcher shot and killed his girlfriend, kasandra perkins, saturday. tonight her family releasing this statement saying "please keep us in your hearts and prayers, as well as the belcher family, for two lives were lost." and here inside the chiefs' practice facility, you can see his locker is still filled with all of his gear. the team says they don't know when or if his locker will be cleared out this season. the incident reignited the gun control debate. sportscaster bob costas taking a stand on sunday night football. >> if jovan belcher didn't possess a gun, he and kasandra perkins would both be alive today. >> reporter: today chiefs head coach, romeo crennel, who witnessed belcher's suicide, added his voice. >> all i know is a player with a gun and i know it's not a good thing. >> reporter: but what drove belcher to kill? was it a hea
with grief. >> the memorial continues to grow. people who live here in redwood city say peacing by alameda and jefferson was just heart breaking. >> heart breaking. i have a child, a grandson the same age. >> tammy says her grandson went to the same preschool as laila. / of several people who soughttvkz comfort on a facebook page. >> everybody is writing about little things they remember, one little girl said last night we ought to remember to give each other a hug, be grateful we have each other while here. >> police were back at the scene this morning continuing their investigation. laila hit by a truck, riding her bike to school yesterday. police say at this point, it doesn't look like laila, or the driver were at fault. it was just a terrible accident. as classmates try to deal with the tragedy, many of them are wearing blue today. because it was her favorite color. >>wt.s makes your heart feel god for the community that they're gathering together and i think having an appropriate response. but also, reminds us how fragile life is. and how laila will be missedded. >> she says sh sm s
this mess along several streets in daly city november 13th crews have been going around the clock to shore up parts of that hill to keep debris from flowing into the neighborhood daly city has spent almost half a million dollars to repair the damage. >>> in iraq residents of a baghdad neighborhood are cleaning up following a car bombing the blast killed five on a day when insurgents launched taxes against security forces and civilians in central and northern iraq yesterday, 30 were killed, dozens wounded. >>> in egypt several hundred protesters continue to clash with police in cairo. demonstrators threw stones while police fired tear gas not far from the u.s. embassy a include of tear gas can be seen over the area clashed have flared for several days. >>> the woman who could be the next secretary of state is feeling heat on capitol hill. u.n. ambassador rice will be back today to try to appease republican lawmakers. rice met privately yesterday with gop senators mccain, graham and ayotte. they say she misled the public about the deadly attack on the consulate in benghazi after the attack,
>>> this is what the wet and windy commute looks like on i in redwood city looks like the edgewood road area. i'm kristen sze. >>> and i'm cheryl jennings. here's a live look outside now you can see the wind mixed with rain and fog. we have live team coverage of the storm with amy hollyfield in the north bay. katie marzullo on the coast. eric thomas is at sfo. meteorologist lisa argen in the weather center with live doppler 7 hd. >>> good morning. we are looking at the back edge of this system in the north bay. heaviest rain now in the east bay, peninsula, just had a good downpour here. dublin 580 and south towards union city and fremont moderate rain now the winds have been a big factor gusting to 30 and 40 miles an hour. this rain pushing into the east bay and oakland now. still, rain to the west and woodside, 280, 101 through sunnyvale, watch out cupertino getting into heavier rain now. off the coast pescadero, santa cruz picking up rain. wind gusts up to 32 miles an hour, san jose still airport delays and wind advisory extended into 2:00 this afternoon for wind gusts up to 45 m
, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," november 29th, 2012. >> good evening, i'm terry moran. well, tonight, an important investigation raising controversial questions about how far is too far when it comes to physical discipline and control in schools? for most kids, the worst they've got to fear from unruly behavior in class is a trip to the principal's office. but in some schools, students are receiving far more severe treatment, like being locked in windowless cells or stuffed into bags. now, some of the footage you're about to see is not easy to watch. here's abc's brian ross with a "nightline" investigates. >> reporter: this surveillance video shows a high school student by the name on andre mccollins, in the lower right of the screen, about to go through what his school calls skin shock therapy for misbehavior. about 60 volts of therapy. there are no national standards for the punishments or restraints used on school children, including those like andre, with severe behavioral difficulty. >> i can't believe they call themselves humans and do such a thi
in the bernal heights neighborhood yesterday. residents and city officials have been at odds over how to deal with old, sick trees with the city budget that has cut the number of inspectors for the entire city down to three. >>> mike watching things closely. can you tell us more about -- >>> the flood warning in effect until 6:15 accumulating effect of all the streets and roads draining into the stream will keep it rising until 6:15, penngrove stream right now overflowing its banks and causing flooding this whole area in green which is most of the petaluma this morning best radar returns are around corona road up to old adobe mcdowell, stony point road along 101 must be a nightmare there because you are getting ponding on the roads from the heavier rain. the good news is you can see a little break to the west cold front moving through the heart of the bay now, that's why you see this line here from about davis down 80 into san francisco, points about 50 miles east where the green is moderate to heavy rain now that is out ahead of the cold front we are getting the worst of it right now if you
to lincoln way. here the city is trying to prevent damage this morning on pine street. the city had to clean up after a tree that fell over on a car. >> this is scary. i witnessed it. it was scary. >> she is describing when the tree fell over that happened at about 8:30. this tree landed on a mercedes-benz. the tree trunk rolled off the car. the car belongs to ashley jenkins. >> i hope it's not a total loss. i just bought the car. soy love it. it's been a great car for me so far. but i'm just trying to think positively about it. >> residents say is not the first time a tree has fallen over. year, neighbors are concerned trees are old and too vulnerable. >> i am concerned about the people driving down pine street and about my family. >> trees air major concern for workers. rec and park crews decided this tree is just about to fall. so they decided before it did damage. large storm waves fell on the coast. jeff who lives in a home by the shore says living here means you have to be ready when the types of storms come through. >> you should stay prepared. actually. have batteries on hand. should
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